Fish Tank

Fish Tank

Directed by Andrea Arnold • 2009 • United Kingdom

British director Andrea Arnold won the Cannes Jury Prize for the intense and invigorating FISH TANK, about a fifteen-year-old girl, Mia (electrifying newcomer Katie Jarvis), who lives with her mother and sister in the housing projects of Essex. Mia's adolescent conflicts and emerging sexuality reach a boiling point when her mother's new boyfriend (a lethally attractive Michael Fassbender) enters the picture. In her young career, Arnold has already proven herself to be a master of social realism, evoking the work of Mike Leigh and Ken Loach; and she invests her sympathetic portraits of dead-end lives with a poetic, earthy sensibility all her own. FISH TANK heralds the official arrival of a major new filmmaker.

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Fish Tank
  • Fish Tank

    Directed by Andrea Arnold • 2009 • United Kingdom

    British director Andrea Arnold won the Cannes Jury Prize for the intense and invigorating FISH TANK, about a fifteen-year-old girl, Mia (electrifying newcomer Katie Jarvis), who lives with her mother and sister in the housing projects of Essex....

Extras

  • Kierston Wareing on FISH TANK

    This piece features actor Kierston Wareing, who was interviewed in London in the fall of 2010.

  • David Schwartz and Michael Fassbender on FISH TANK

    The following is audio from a conversation between David Schwartz, chief curator at Museum of the Moving Image, and actor Michael Fassbender, which took place in Queens on January 6, 2010, as part of the museum's Pinewood Dialogues series.

  • FISH TANK Audition Footage

    These auditions for the pivotal role of Mia reveal the array of talent available to director Andrea Arnold during the casting of FISH TANK.

  • Milk

    Directed by Andrea Arnold • 1998 • United Kingdom

    Andrea Arnold’s debut short is a searing exploration of grief and coping in which a woman struggles to find meaning following a miscarriage.

  • Dog

    Directed by Andrea Arnold • 2001 • United Kingdom

    A young woman gets a jarring introduction to the brutal reality of toxic masculinity in this at once lyrical and hard-hitting vision of the end of innocence.

  • Wasp

    Directed by Andrea Arnold • 2003 • United Kingdom

    Andrea Arnold’s Oscar-winning short film details the struggles of a young mother who feels that her children are preventing her from rekindling an old relationship.